The Geneva Representative will be engaged through ISHR (International Service for Human Rights) to promote the Women’s Refugee Commission’s (WRC) mission and objectives with government missions, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations and donors based primarily in Switzerland. The Representative may also occasionally engage with stakeholders in other European countries.
The Representative is expected to serve as an expert advocate on issues related to the protection and empowerment of women, children and youth displaced by crises. The role will be filled through ISHR and is based in Geneva. The Representative reports to the WRC’s Senior Director of Advocacy and External Relations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Development and Implementation of Advocacy Strategies
· In consultation with WRC leadership and program staff, lead the development and implementation of advocacy strategies to advance WRC’s programmatic initiatives with key actors in the humanitarian system in Geneva.
· Contribute advocacy expertise to the development of WRC’s program documents.
· Further strengthen relationships with the diplomatic and humanitarian communities in Geneva.
· Support WRC staff missions to Geneva.
· Take a leadership role on issues of priority importance to the WRC in key Geneva-based coalitions and working groups.
· Explore additional WRC advocacy opportunities in Brussels and other European capitals as appropriate.
· Work closely with WRC’s communications, advocacy and program staff to develop advocacy materials for target audiences and identify public events to promote the WRC’s recommendations on humanitarian policy and practice.
· Serve as a spokesperson for the WRC in Geneva and other European cities as needed.
· Regularly brief current donor representatives in Switzerland on WRC’s priority initiatives, and support WRC development team as needed in ongoing outreach efforts.
· Help identify potential new donors for the WRC’s work in collaboration with the WRC’s leadership and development team.
· Minimum 7 years of progressive work experience advocating on international issues. Master’s Degree in international affairs, political science, law or related field preferred.
· Demonstrated experience designing and implementing advocacy strategies for multiple audiences. Knowledge of the humanitarian system and a background in women’s rights and protection issues strongly preferred.
· Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Proven ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences and to produce persuasive advocacy materials for a range of audiences.
· Strong diplomatic skills. Must be able to manage a variety of relationships in a cross-cultural professional environment and to represent the organization with senior level diplomats and policy makers.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to WRCJobs@wrcommission.org by July 22, 2016.
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